SoCalGas Statement on Metro's Zero Emission Plan
Jul 27, 2017
Today the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency Board of Directors endorsed a zero emission plan. This plan would transition its fleet of buses to all-electric by 2030. SoCalGas issued the following statement in response:
“More than 25 years ago, Metro made the decision to become the cleanest bus fleet in America by switching from diesel to buses that run on compressed natural gas. As a result, the air in Southern California became cleaner. The number of cancer-causing particulates and smog-forming pollutants from buses decreased dramatically; and greenhouse gases dropped by about 150 tons per day.
With the replacement of fossil gas with renewable natural gas as voted by the Board last month, the greenhouse gases will reach zero, far cleaner than electric buses given California’s current electricity mix.”
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